Dr. Monika Scott started working at Evergreen Veterinary Clinic in 2006. She left in 2009 to practice closer to her home, only to come back in 2016 because she missed being part of the Evergreen family.
Dr. Scott knew from a young age she had a connection with animals, she was always drawn to them and spent hours content in their company. She grew up with rescue dogs, and spent several summers in Greece surrounded by farm animals and stray cats. However Dr. Scott did not consider a career in veterinary medicine until she was a graduating senior at UC Santa Cruz. While finishing her degree, she had an internship at the District Attorney’s office, she was running a bait and tackle shop on the Capitola Wharf, and she was also working part time as a kennel assistant at a local veterinary clinic. It turns out she found her passion at the vet’s office.
After receiving her B.A. in Psychology from UCSC she went back to school and started taking the required prerequisites for veterinary medical school while working as a veterinary assistant and receptionist. She received her B.S. in Biology from California State University Sacramento and subsequently her DVM from Kansas State University.
Dr. Scott shares her home with her husband and son, two rescue cats, a rescue dog, a pet chicken and a goldfish. She is an avid runner and hiker and when not at work she can usually be found out on the trail.
Dr. Scott sees cats and dogs. She enjoys practicing medicine and loves getting to know pets and their families. She believes in the power of the human animal bond and hopes to protect and promote that bond through her role as a veterinarian.